Thursday, July 30, 2015
SECTION B10 CURRENT FIRE DANGER
TODAY IS A CLASS 2 DAY
BUILDUP INDEX- 51
RELATIVE HUMIDITY- 83%
HAINES INDEX- 4
WIND- S @ 8 mph, gusts to 16
updated 07/30/15 at 1421 hrs
Class day updated daily by about 1430 hours
NEW JERSEY CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions are in effect
SPECIAL NOTICES/WEATHER ALERTS
Letter recently received from a resident in regards to June's storm damage in Southern New Jersey:
Just want to say thank you for the tree removal from the storm in the last week of june. I’m a homeowner in Mantua twp and my street was blocked for four days no one would touch the tree because of the wires it took down. The NJFFS had the road open in 15 minutes. Very professional, thank you.
Some upcoming events/training dates:
7/30: Madison Park Off Road Engine Operator
8/4: South Brunswick-National Night Out
8/4: Helmetta- National Night Out
8/11: West Windsor Off Road Engine Operator
CURRENT NJ WILDFIRE ACTIVITY
There is no current sizable activity
NJFFS FIRE TOWER STATUS
Division B fire towers are STAFFED today
Fire towers hours of operation 0945-1745
NJ Forest Fire Service Live Radio Feeds
More NJ Forest Fire T-shirts are available.
Please visit the "B10 stuff for sale" page to order
NJ Forest Fire Member since 1989
Port Reading Fire Co
Woodbridge Twp, NJ
1993 Freightliner/E-One/Williams 1500 gpm foam pumper with a
1000 gallon foam tank
This engine was donated to Port Reading from the Buckeye Pipeline Company who took over operations at ,the former Port Reading refinery.
Photo: John H. Rieth
Current wildfire news........
Scenes from around the region ..........
East Newark, NJ 07/28/15
1977 Bass River Fire memorial service held on July 22, 2015. Top photo: Lawrence Oliphant and Raymond Norcross (both were on the 77 fire) Bottom photo: The Eagleswood Fire company with members of the deceased families.
07/22/15 North Brunswick NJ- Water tender operations at a very large warehouse fire.
Sixty two water tenders/tankers from fire departments/companies in 11 counties and from two state provided water tenders. Over 20 engines from four counties provided refill sites, and water movement from three water supply points and seven fill sites in two counties. The water tender taskforce was supply two 5" lines and 6 ladder trucks, later the Neptune system with it's 12' hose was supplied by the tender taskforce. Flows of up to 4000+ gpm were reach, with almost 3 millions gallons of water delivered by water tenders. Of the 62 tenders used, the most in service at one time was 26, tenders and engines were rotated out or crew were rotated out.
Photos: John H. Rieth